Lou Bergier 0.5 lb

Lou Bergier 0.5 lb


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Shipping Notice: This item is prepared by our cheesemongers and ships directly from our salumi & formaggi counter at Eataly Chicago. If you are ordering any salumi & formaggi items, they will ship separately from all other items that you order. To ensure the freshness of your Salumi & Formaggi, this item ships separately overnight with a $35 shipping fee. Orders placed Monday through Wednesday will ship by Thursday of the same week. Orders placed from Thursday through Sunday ship by Tuesday of the following week.

This semi-soft, Toma-style cheese is made from cow's milk and thistle flower (a rare and traditional method) in Cuneo in Piemonte. The name Lou Bergier pays tribute to Nonno Magno, cheesemaker Mario’s grandfather, and translates to “the little shepherd” in Occitan, a Piedmontese dialect.
With a light grey rind and soft ivory paste, this cheese has a delicate, mushroomy aroma with flavors of fresh cut grass and milk. Enjoy with orange marmalade on your aperitivo board for a perfect pairing.

The Fiandino farm is located in the province of Cuneo, Piemonte. Though they descend from a long line of shepherds, cousins Mario and Egidio only recently revived the traditional use of thistle rennet. Inspired by their grandfather, they use wild thistle to coagulate their cheeses, a practice rarely seen with cow’s milk. Their artful cheesemaking is combined with their love for their animals (a herd of Bruna Alpina cows), and sensibility for green energy (about 1/3 of it provided by solar power).

Sku 30478
Producer Fiandino